Headline: "Season Big Bad Revealed (soilers) [sic]"
6 April -- "'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' has long been known for
its fresh, witty, and terrifying writing and acting. This tale about
a young girl who must battle evil on a daily basis, yet still find
time to fit in a social life and school/career, has evolved brilliantly
over the last five seasons. Loyal viewers have followed it from
its infancy, through adolescence, and even to another network.
"This season, approximately half over, had not revealed its 'Big
Bad'...until now. According to Joss Whedon, creator and mastermind
behind this runaway TV hit, the writing staff had to make some hard
choices this year to keep the show new and fresh.
"Whedon explains, 'We've had Master vampires, Good turned Evil,
deadly politicians, a modified Frankenstein's monster, then a real
Goddess. What can you possibly follow that with?' Apparently, the
next Evil for Buffy to battle, along with her devoted followers,
is the new Executive Producer of the show herself.
"'It was easy to make the audience hate [Marti Noxon]. We purposely
planted innumerable inconsistencies into the weekly scripts, making
the characters act very, well, out of character. We even had the
hero in a mental institution and beating up a defenseless man.'
"According to Noxon, 'They hate me. They really do. I've managed
to tick off the Angel fans, the Spike fans, the Willow fans, the...well,
pretty much the whole lot of them. I've never seen so much bitterness
in my life. Just check out some of those posting boards. Sheesh!
So, I guess I'm doing a good job. I mean, I'm the one Big Bad you
just can't defeat.'"
"'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' plays on Tuesday nights at 8pm EST,